Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Bappa comes home in taxis and cars

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 13, 2018, 8:25 pm IST
Updated Sep 13, 2018, 8:25 pm IST
From cars, autos, taxis to trucks and scooters, people across the country welcome the elephant-headed god to their hearts and homes.
The 10-day long Ganesh festival began Thursday and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies on the final day. (Photo: AP)
 The 10-day long Ganesh festival began Thursday and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies on the final day. (Photo: AP)

Celebrated on Shukla Chaturthi of the Hindu Month of Bhadra (Between August and September), people bring idols of Lord Ganesh to their homes and worship him there.

Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh across India. Lord Ganesha is the elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is considered as the symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

 

From cars, autos, taxis to trucks and scooters, people across the country welcome the elephant-headed god to their hearts and homes.

Here's looking at a few glimpses of when devotees welcomed Lord Ganesha into their lives:

 

Devotees transport an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha to a place of worship for Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad. (Photo: AP)Devotees transport an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha to a place of worship for Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad. (Photo: AP)

Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganpati on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, in Navi Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganpati on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, in Navi Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)

 

Devotees transport an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha home in an auto for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad. (Photo: AP)Devotees transport an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha home in an auto for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad. (Photo: AP)

 

Devotees carry home idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)Devotees carry home idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)

 

Devotees carry home an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in a taxi for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)Devotees carry home an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in a taxi for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)

 

Devotees carry a Ganesh idol home on a cycle-rickshaw for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)Devotees carry a Ganesh idol home on a cycle-rickshaw for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)

 

Devotees offer prayers before entering their homes with an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)Devotees offer prayers before entering their homes with an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)

 

A boy sits with an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the trunk of a car during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)A boy sits with an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the trunk of a car during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)

 

 





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